Police are urging the community to remain vigilant and ensure they comply with orders and directions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Following the Commonwealth Government's announcement that it is a requirement for all entrants to Australia, including returning travellers, to self-isolate for 14 days, NSW Health and the NSW Police Force are working together to ensure risks to the community are minimised.
The community has been very responsive to public health information and the government's recent direction to self-isolate and the vast majority of people have done the right thing and complied with the Public Health Order.
The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) provides NSW Police with the power to enforce public health orders. It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with an order.
As part of the NSW Police Force's commitment to the safety of the NSW community, Crime Stoppers now has a reporting option to take informationfrom the public about anyone not complying with Public Health Orders.
You can report online to: www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au
If you are unable to report online, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Your information will be treated confidentially.
The public is reminded to utilise this service responsibly and not to abuse it. The time of emergency services is valuable and is best directed toward legitimate reports.
As always, for urgent or life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).
To report a crime, contact the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
For any inquiries related to COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus Health National Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Please call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 if you require health information and advice.